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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Happy 225th Birthday, U.S. Constitution!
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:54 PM :: 3085 Views :: National News

It was 225 years ago that the Constitution officially came into effect, when members of Congress were sworn in for the first time in New York City....

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A Quick Guide to Obama's 2015 Budget
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:06 PM :: 3375 Views :: National News

...Heritage experts dive into President Obama’s new budget proposal....

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Only One of These Makes the Country Work
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:32 AM :: 3290 Views :: National News

“America’s greatness is found in its individuals, not in the collective....”

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Monday, March 3, 2014
Gov. Bobby Jindal: America, We Can Do Better
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:11 AM :: 3384 Views :: National News

In Washington, facts can sometimes be stubborn things. I guess that’s why some media pundits thought my comments at a governors’ association meeting last Monday—which highlighted the slow growth and failed economic policies of our President—impolitic or impolite.....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Are You Being Represented?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:02 PM :: 3714 Views :: National News
Do the hot topics in Washington reflect your concerns about the country?
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Happiness, free enterprise, and human flourishing: Dalai Lama at American Enterprise Institute
By Video @ 8:32 PM :: 4531 Views :: National News, Religion

...human flourishing requires more than material prosperity. Spiritual development and ethical leadership are indispensable....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
How to Free the Housing Market from Government—and Lower Your Mortgage Payments
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:50 AM :: 3204 Views :: National News

"...send me legislation that protects taxpayers from footing the bill for a housing crisis ever again...."

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Monday, February 17, 2014
When Presidents Upheld the Law
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 3531 Views :: National News

What a contrast to President Barack Obama’s “I can do whatever I want” attitude ....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
7 Times Obama Ignored the Law to Impose His Executive Will
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:55 AM :: 3241 Views :: National News

"The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America." -- Sen Barack Obama, 2008

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
If Only a Snow Shovel Could Dig Us Out of This
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:15 AM :: 3162 Views :: National News

Obama, after less than five years in office, has already increased the debt limit by more than any other president in U.S. history....

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Congress Is Giving Obama a Blank Check
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:30 AM :: 3261 Views :: National News

Congress got tired of fighting. So now they’re working toward doing away with the debt limit altogether....

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Monday, February 10, 2014
Stuck in Congressional "Groundhog Day"
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 3217 Views :: National News

This happens multiple times a year now with Congress on the debt limit, which we just hit again on Saturday....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
You Can't Trust Washington on Immigration
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:45 PM :: 3282 Views :: National News

President Obama can’t be trusted to enforce U.S. laws—and that makes many lawmakers hesitant to pass new immigration laws....

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Bam! We're Already Hitting the Debt Ceiling Again
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:14 PM :: 3282 Views :: National News

By the end of the week, we’ll be hitting the debt ceiling again.....

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Faleomavaega still missing; American Samoa in legislative Danger
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 AM :: 6770 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

We found no small irony in Gabbard quickly taking the seat Faleomavaega waited years to earn....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Explosive Report: How Obamacare Will Drive People Out of the Workforce
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:05 PM :: 4158 Views :: National News, Health Care

...the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a new estimate: Obamacare will cause the equivalent of 2.3 million people to stop working.....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Taxpayers Covering Insurance Companies' Losses
By NCPA @ 7:31 PM :: 3980 Views :: National News, Health Care

The federal government will reimburse insurers for 50 percent of any losses through the "risk corridors" in the Affordable Care Act....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
"I Don't Know How President Obama Thinks That He's Helping Us"
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:11 PM :: 4036 Views :: National News, Health Care
“Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance’?”
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Faleomavaega on Hillary’s Hit List?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 PM :: 5932 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

Faleomavaega was one of Obama’s earliest backers while then Gov. Togiola Tulafono endorsed then-Sen. Clinton....

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Immigration Plan: Trust Obama?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:28 AM :: 3534 Views :: National News

House Republicans say they are ready to move forward with an immigration reform plan....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The President Won't Be Needing You
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:40 AM :: 3651 Views :: National News

President Obama says this is a “year of action”—and last night he made it very clear whose action he was talking about....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Republican Response to State of the Union
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 3513 Views :: National News

...after five years of promises, what do we have to show for it?....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Full Text: State of the Union Speech 2014
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 3701 Views :: National News

Let’s make this a year of action....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Grassroot Institute: Obama Needs to Respect Constitution
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:54 PM :: 4785 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

As every middle school student is taught, the legislative branch makes laws, as the executive branch executes those laws....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
SOTU: 7 Things It's Not Too Late For
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:53 AM :: 3520 Views :: National News
1. Save Americans from skyrocketing energy bills....
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Friday, January 24, 2014
Hawaii's Weak Congressional Delegation Unable to Protect Tsunami Center
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 5998 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Labor

...NOAA has quietly elevated its tsunami warning center in Alaska by relegating its Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii to secondary status....

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Monday, January 20, 2014
Faleomavaega Still Finds Ways to Travel
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 PM :: 5476 Views :: National News, Ethics, Politicians

... National Journal has published an article titled “How Lobbyists Still Fly Through Loopholes” and it should not surprise anyone that our South Pacific flyboy is among the Members of Congress featured....

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Monday, January 20, 2014
Progressive Tax Code Not Visible in Tax Expenditures
By NCPA @ 2:46 PM :: 4940 Views :: National News, Tax Credits, Taxes

...high-income and low-income filers had large tax expenditures, while middle-income taxpayers had smaller expenditures....

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Bumble Bee CEO to Faleomavaega: You’re a Liar
By Selected News Articles @ 2:00 AM :: 7637 Views :: National News, World News, Labor

Bumble Bee chief executive Chris Lischewski has called untrue the Delegate’s assertion that Bumble Bee tuna is processed by child labor....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
OMB: $101B Spent on Incorrect Federal Payments Each Year
By NCPA @ 2:34 PM :: 4189 Views :: National News, Health Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paid $33.2 billion as a result of fraud or mistake....

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Friday, January 17, 2014
Why Did the Benghazi Story Change?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:23 PM :: 6471 Views :: National News, World News, Military

An explosive intelligence report made public this week revealed that officials knew it was a terrorist attack that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012—and they knew right away....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
How Congress Gets Away with Spending THIS Much Money
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:26 PM :: 3182 Views :: National News

The relatively small, district-level pork projects are dwarfed, however, by the entitlement programs that are actually sucking away our money year after year....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Omnibus Laden With $744M Federal Pork for Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:18 AM :: 5336 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

... more than $744 million directly for Hawaii projects ....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Faleomavaega Video Raises More Questions than Answers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 AM :: 4754 Views :: National News, Politicians
Faleomavaega issued a news release Monday to accompany a copy of a 30-second video Christmas greeting he provided KVZK-TV during the holidays. In his statement he blasted Samoa News for not publishing earlier releases ....
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Government Failures Congress Wants You to Fund This Year
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:02 PM :: 3110 Views :: National News

Here are a few big failures that need to be eliminated or seriously reformed—but instead are getting millions (or billions) of dollars....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Index of Economic Freedom: US Drops to 12th
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 3276 Views :: National News
When President Obama took office, the U.S. was ranked 6th. Now it is 12th.
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Monday, January 13, 2014
More Local Media Fraud on Faleomavaega?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 5772 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Congressional Delegation

We thought the media had turned the corner on the issue of how to handle the disappearance of Faleomavaega....

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Saturday, January 11, 2014
Washington Correspondent Breaks Faleomavaega Illness Story
By Selected News Articles @ 1:34 PM :: 5167 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...the first newsperson in Washington, D.C. to address the question of Eni Faleomavaega’s prolonged absence from the Nation’s Capital....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
Tuna War: Congratulations, Samoa News
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 PM :: 5541 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Politicians

Yesterday we called on the media to take seriously the tuna content issue being fought out in the Farm Bill in Congress and Samoa News led with a page one story today....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
Members of Congress Won't Read This Bill
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:20 AM :: 3453 Views :: National News

Any day now, Congress is likely to release the trillion-dollar Trojan horse that is the spending bill for 2014....

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Will Minimum Wage Legislation Wreck American Samoa Economy Again?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 5749 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Labor

Faleomavaega got caught napping in 2007 and by the time he raced back to Washington in an effort to get us extricated, it was too late....

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Report: Am Samoa Governor Prepares to Replace Faleomavaega
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 3530 Views :: National News

Tuā’au Kereti Māta’utia, Jr., the only candidate to announce for Faleomavaega's seat, is an assistant senior policy adviser to the Governor....

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
How to Fight Poverty -- and Win
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 3119 Views :: National News

President Johnson launched the War on Poverty on Jan. 8, 1964....

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Congress Back in Session: Faleomavaega a No Show
By Selected News Articles @ 8:51 PM :: 5252 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...at last local radio station 93KHJ-FM has published a breakthrough article today on its talanei.com website asking about the delegate’s health....

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Monday, January 6, 2014
The National Debt in One Picture
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:26 PM :: 3072 Views :: National News

Congress is beginning its new year with a budget deal that busts right through “caps” it was supposed to have on spending....

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The Left's Big Issue for 2014
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:42 PM :: 3841 Views :: National News

The liberal Center for American Progress launched a new center devoted to the subject, and President Obama has been making it a centerpiece of his speeches....

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Monday, December 30, 2013
Booze, Pole Dancing, and Luxurious Hotels: Top 10 Examples of Government Waste in 2013
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:28 PM :: 3519 Views :: National News

The cupboard is overflowing with liquor, crystal glassware, and more....

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Saturday, December 28, 2013
Samoa News Continues to Deceive Public on Faleomavaega; credibility sinking
By Selected News Articles @ 6:01 PM :: 7690 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

We had hoped our common sense prescriptions on how to handle questionable statements emanating from the office of Delegate Faleomavaega would have proved persuasive to Samoa News but apparently not....

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Friday, December 27, 2013
Your Money in Pictures: The Top 5 Charts of 2013
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:55 AM :: 3985 Views :: National News

What If a Typical Family Spent Money Like the Federal Government? ....

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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Flood Insurance: Sharpening the Government's Blurry Maps
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 6145 Views :: National News, Land Use, Cost of Living

FEMA's maps govern whether home and business owners are required to buy flood insurance....

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